Earl Davis, age 94, passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital in
Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born March 23,
1923 in Slickford, Ky. to Tatum and Minerva Marsh Davis. He was the youngest of 14 children.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during WWII from December 5, 1945 until December 23, 1946.
He married Glenna Dishman on September 9, 1942 in Monticello, Ky.
As a young man he worked on his family's farm and on the building of Dale Hollow Dam in Kentucky.
After marrying and coming to New Castle he worked at Selmer's Piano Shop and Trainor Springs.
He also worked at Val Corporation as a maintenance repairman for several years.
He and his son, Rick, worked together as self-employed carpenters until his retirement in 1989.
He was ordained as a minister in the Morehead Kentucky Church of God conference. He pastored several small churches in New Castle in his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his wifeGlenna on September 28, 1989.
His son Ronald was killed in Vietnam in 1968,; his brothersEmerson, Marshall, Bill, James, Amberos, Addie, Pertle and Ernie and sistersIda, Dicey, Merta, Perna and Pearl preceded him in death as well.
Survivors include his sonRick (Debbie) Davis of New Castle;
grandchildrenLori (Keith) Phillips of Cornelius, N.C., Ron (Barb)
Davis of New Castle; Jonathon (Carrie) Davis of Springport and
Kristen (Lucas) Hicks of Spiceland; eight great-grandchildrenJakob Davis, Austin Hicks, Cooper and Kynslee Davis, Madeleine and Annabelle Davis, Micayla and Kendall Phillips.
He is also survived by daughter-in-lawCathy (Dennis) Hamilton and their daughtersSarah Hamilton, Marianne (Noel) Lopez-Hamilton and their childrenSebastian, Miles and Elena, several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at First Baptist Church in New Castle with Pastor Jerry Ingalls officiating.
Burial was in the South Mound Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 6024, New Castle, IN 47362.
You may express condolence or share a memory of Earl at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Published on February 13, 2018